In my last post I made a pretty sweeping statement – Republicans are evil. Again, in the interest of full disclosure, I’m a registered Republican. Not sure for how much longer, but in Maryland, if you want to vote in a primary election, you have to be affiliated with a party. Better to be associated with evil than with morons I guess…
The truth of the matter is I’ve been slowly and steadily moving away from the Right Wing since the early 90’s primarily because of Republican hypocrisy. Hypocrisy, in my book, is the heart of evil.
n. pl. hy·poc·ri·sies
1. The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.
2. An act or instance of such falseness.
[Middle English ipocrisie, from Old French, from Late Latin hypocrisis, play-acting, pretense, from Greek hupokrisis, from hupokrnesthai, to play a part, pretend : hupo-, hypo- + krnesthai, to explain, middle voice of krnein, to decide, judge; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]
The level of hypocrisy in the Republican party almost knows no bounds. Until this last election, just about every Republican running for office seems to have to incredible lengths to profess their religious faith to their constituents – explaining to prospective voters how Jesus has changed their lives and how they live by such an amazing moral code. This is why I’ve learned to stop cringing and just laugh every time a Republican fucks up – and they always seem to do so…
What I love are the voters themselves that align themselves with these assholes. I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard people (on TV of course) state that candidate X “shares my values,” more often than not voting for a candidate because they profess to love God and want to restore American values – to what I have no clue. As far as I can tell, the idiots that vote for these people, if they share the same values, are all for cheating on their spouses, having gay sex on the down-low, embezzling money at work, banging hookers, all while going to church and denouncing all the aforementioned behavior. Democrats may be morons, but one thing they’ve apparently learned is not to judge others lest they be judged…
The list of hypocrisy is literally amazing in it’s scope. Just think – Newt Gingrich was having an affair while trying to impeach Bill Clinton. But the best, the ballsiest move ever made, was handing his wife, his first wife, divorce papers while she was in a hospital bed recovering from cancer surgery. This against the backdrop of having an affair with the woman he would marry once his divorce was final. Newt, proving that one good turn deserves another, then cheated on wife #2 (during the Clinton impeachment), then made her wife #3 after getting his second divorce. Newt ran on a platform of MORAL VALUES – if that’s morality, well, just count me out I guess is all I can really say. Newt, you will remember led the last Republican Revolution (prior to this one) with the infamous Contract with America, and remains, somehow, a potential Republican candidate for the White House in 2012.
Larry Craig – hmmm, maybe that’s enough said…I could care less about who he wants to play footsie with in public bathrooms – but this guy went out of his way to vote against every piece of legislation that would have improved the quality of life of homosexuals in America, all while cruising for gay sex – hypocrite…
David Vitter – Another family values man – caught having sex with hookers, just reelected to the Senate by the good people of Louisiana.
John Ensign – Senator from Nevada – See Newt Gingrich. After leading the charge in the House to indict Bill Clinton for having an affair, turns out old John was diddling an intern (daughter of a friend of his no less) while, gasp, being married!
This list could go on and on – but this just highlights the immorality of the moral. These are the jerks that would like nothing more than to make abortion illegal, put prayer back in schools, deny homosexuals the right to serve in our military and god forbid, let them get married – because the sanctity of marriage is a gift from god.
But let’s move away from the mumbo-jumbo hypocrisy and turn to where it really matters – governance of the country. I’ve had the pleasure of watching the tax package compromise the last few days and watched with amusement as some Republicans have grumbled that by allowing the Democrats to extend unemployment benefits for another 13 months, that it will add some $50+ billion plus to the Budget Deficit. Seriously, they said this with a straight face, with zero regard to the fact that by extending the Bush Tax Cuts for another two years will add another $800 billion to the Deficit. Now, that is some good hypocrisy!
Once upon a time, I actually bought into the fairy tale that Republicans were the party of a balanced budget – these guys, and gals, could no more balance the federal budget than you or I could drive to the moon. In fact, if I were to put money on it, I’d bet on us before putting a dime on these assclowns. [Assclowns – that is such a good word – try using it more often, ,you’ll find you’ll smile more 🙂 – I’m smiling now just typing it]
Look, I’m not giving Democrats a pass here – there are many bad democrats – Charlie Rangel just joined the ranks of shitty politicians that broke the law to benefit himself. The problem, as I see it, is that Republicans have, as a group, espoused values by which they would run this country – while not necessarily to the level of the Taliban, they would love to pass laws that reflect a Christian-ethic of governance. While this appeals to a number of Red Americans that want to have morality legislated in American, very few of these assclowns (see???) could, or would, abide by the same laws they pretend to support – which makes them hypocrites, and in my book – evil. It’s a shame that more voters can’t see through the sham – but then again, maybe these good Americans share these same values – that more than anything worries me about where this country is heading.
This has gone pretty long, but Republicans and Jesus — WWJD? We’ll save that for a future post 🙂